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Mexican murals in times of crisis

"This book traces the ongoing critical contributions of mural arts to public life in Mexico to show how postrevolutionary murals have been overshadowed both by the Mexican School and by the exclusionary nature of official public arts. By documenting a range of mural practices - from fixed-site murals to mantas (banner murals) to graffiti - Bruce Campbell evaluates the ways in which the practical and aesthetic components of revolutionary Mexican muralism have been appropriated and redeployed within the context of Mexico's ongoing economic and political crisis. Four dozen photographs illustrate the text."
Print Book, English, ©2003
University of Arizona Press, Tucson, ©2003
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780816522392, 0816522391
Mexican muralism and the official public sphere
"La crisis" and dissident revisions in national form
Urbanization and critical innovations in mural practice
Figuring the public in mural form